2016 SATs

In 2016, SATs tests were given to children in Year 2 (KS1 SATs) and Year 6 (KS2 SATs).

2016 KS2 SATs

The took place in the week commencing 9th May 2016. The tests took place over four days.

Children in Year 6 (those aged 10-11 or those born between September 2004 and August 2005 inclusive) took these tests in their normal school classrooms (in the UK). SATs papers were taken in Maths, Reading and SPaG under formal exam conditions. These papers were marked externally whilst separate teacher assessments in Writing and Science were marked by their teachers.

2016 was the first year of 'new-style' Year 6 SATs tests under the new national curriculum. Prior to the real tests, the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) authored some sample papers to help schools prepare. Test materials can be downloaded below. See our full KS2 SATs Papers page for more materials to help your children.

2016 KS2 SATs
2016 KS2 SATs Papers

2016 KS2 SATs Dates

Date Exam
Monday 9 May 2016 English Reading
Tuesday 10 May 2016 Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 1
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - Paper 2
Wednesday 11 May 2016 Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)
Thursday 12 May 2016 Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

2016 KS2 SATs Results

2016 was the very first year that children's marks were recorded using the scaled score system. Instead of children's marks being compared using an unusual total (for example 60, 90 or 120), all raw marks are moderated and converted to a scaled score out of 100. As baffling as this may seem, it's actually very useful.

If children score 100, they have reached the expected standard. If they fall short of 100, they have not met the expected standard and if they score above 100 then they have exceeded the expected standard. The real benefit of scaled scores is it makes it easier for primary schools, secondary schools, LEAs, Academy Trusts and the Department for Education (DfE) to compare results to previous years.

Each school's results were made available to their headteachers in July 2016 via the NCA tools website. Every school's performance was then made public in December 2016 to create the 2016 school league tables.

If you are interested in seeing how your child's school performed in the 2016 SATs then look at the Department for Education (DfE) website that maintains up to date and historical school league tables.

2016 KS2 SATs - English Reading

The 2016 KS2 English Reading test was 60 minutes long and contained three separate texts. These were 'The Lost Queen', 'Wild Rose' and 'The Way of the Dodo'. The paper was out of 50 marks.

YearReading Booklet Reading Answer Booklet Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2016
2016 (Sample)

2016 KS2 SATs - Maths

The 2016 Maths tests included Paper 1 (Arithmetic), Paper 2 (Reasoning) and Paper 3 (Reasoning). All three test papers were non-calculator tests and their marks were added together for a total Maths mark.

YearPaper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2016
2016 (Sample)

2016 KS2 SATs - SPaG

The 2016 SPaG tests (also known as GaPS or Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling etc) included Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 was a sequence of short-answer questions and Paper 2 was a spelling test spoken aloud by their teacher. Marks for both papers were added together to form the total SPaG mark.

YearPaper 1 (Questions) Paper 2 (Spelling) Spelling Transcript Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2016
2016 (Sample)

2016 KS1 SATs

The took place at some point throughout May 2016. The precise days of the tests varied from school to school as they are given a greater degree of flexibility than Key Stage 2 SATs. Thus they would have been completed at some point between 1 May 2016 and 31 May 2016.

Children in Year 2 (aged 6-7 or those born between September 2008 and August 2009) took these tests in their normal school classrooms (in the UK). SATs papers were taken in Maths, Reading and SPaG (optionally) under formal exam conditions. These papers were marked externally whilst separate teacher assessments in Writing and Science were marked by their teachers.

2016 was the first year of KS1 SATs tests under the new national curriculum. As with the KS2 SATs, the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) authored some sample papers to help schools prepare. See our full KS1 SATs Papers page for more materials to help your children.

2016 KS1 SATs
2016 KS1 SATs Papers

2016 KS1 SATs Results

2016 was the very first year that children's marks were recorded using the scaled score system. Instead of children's marks being compared using an unusual total (for example 60, 90 or 120), all raw marks are moderated and converted to a scaled score out of 100. As baffling as this may seem, it's actually very useful.

If children score 100, they have reached the expected standard. If they fall short of 100, they have not met the expected standard and if they score above 100 then they have exceeded the expected standard. The real benefit of scaled scores is it makes it easier for primary schools, secondary schools, LEAs, Academy Trusts and the Department for Education (DfE) to compare results to previous years.

To view the raw marks to scaled score conversion table for the 2016 KS1 SATs, download the PDF marked 'Scaled Scores / Levels'.

Each school's results were made available to their headteachers in July 2016 via the NCA tools website. Every school's performance was then made public in December 2016 to create the 2016 school league tables.

If you are interested in seeing how your child's school performed in the 2016 SATs then look at the Department for Education (DfE) website that maintains up to date and historical school league tables.

2016 KS1 SATs - English Reading

The 2016 KS1 English Reading papers were split into two separate tests. Both were formally timed and contained the following texts: 'Bella Goes To Sea', 'Living In A Castle', 'Winter Parcel', 'Meet Tony Ross' and 'The Greedy Man'.

YearReading Booklet 1 Reading Booklet 2 Reading Answer Booklet Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2016
2016 (Sample)

2016 KS1 SATs - Maths

The 2016 Maths tests included Paper 1 (Arithmetic) and Paper 2 (Reasoning). Both tests were non-calculator tests and their marks were added together for a total Maths mark.

YearPaper 1 Paper 2 Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2016
2016 (Sample)

2016 KS1 SATs - SPaG

The 2016 SPaG tests included Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 was a sequence of short-answer questions and Paper 2 was a spelling test spoken aloud by their teacher. Marks for both papers were added together to form the total SPaG mark.

YearPaper 1 (Spelling) Paper 2 (Questions) Spelling Transcript Marking Scheme (Answers) Scaled Scores / Levels
2016
2016 (Sample)

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